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Bill Allen 
09/30

Where do you live now? Batesville, AR

How many years were you in the desert? 7, 1955 - 1962

Are you willing to help with pictures? Yes, have many pictures from my grandfather from the late 40's and early 50's

Are you willing to help with stories? Not many to share but love the site.

Comments:
My grandparents, Al and Leah Brown moved to China Lake around 1947. My grandfather, Albert E. Brown worked for Consolidated Aircraft in San Diego before moving to China Lake. My mother Donnalee Joan Brown and her brother Albert Dell Brown moved with them. My grandparents were life long residents of China Lake/Ridgecrest and are buried in the just off the Trona highway (Desert ???). My dad, Bill Allen, was in the Navy and then worked for my Michelson Labs before he and my mother divorced in 1960. My mother remarried a sailor, Eugene D. (Greg) Gregory and we remained in Ridgecrest until 1961 when he was transferred to Long Beach. I went to Grove Street elementary school, then Los Flores when we moved to Fairview St in Ridgecrest. My grndparents lived in a duplex near BHS until around 1960 when several civilian were moved off the base. They bought a house at 412 Alvord St and that is where they lived until they died. My uncle George Meyers also worked at Michelson Labs until he retired. He was the stepfather to my cousins, Kathy, Bob and Karen Prest (SP?) Good memories of the desert. Visited last in 2016 while on vacation with my wife. A lot has a changed but so much has not. Enjoying the web site. Keep it up


Caren Griffin Diebold 
07/07

Where do you live now? Eureka Calif

How many years were you in the desert? 40

Are you willing to help with pictures? maybe

Are you willing to help with stories? yes

Comments:
Thank you for your post.....many memories....I lived there 1950-80........went to school for 3 years (65-68)....my dad was a teacher and my mom the county librarian.....


Judy Saunders 
06/18

Where do you live now? San Jose, CA

How many years were you in the desert? 4

Are you willing to help with pictures? Yes, if I find any in my parent's stash

Are you willing to help with stories? Don't really have any

Comments:
I was born in Ridgecrest in 1954, brought into the world by Dr. Drummond at the local hospital.  My dad worked as a civilian for the Naval Weapons Test Center as a photographer from 1947 or 1948 (not sure of the year); my mom kept very busy with 4 girls under the age of 6. We moved to San Jose when I was 4 yrs. old, so I don't remember a lot about living there, but I've heard a lot of stories.  I've enjoyed reading all the articles on this website and looking at the photos.  Since my dad was a photographer I know we have quite a few photos, and my plan is to go through them soon.  I'll be happy to share what we have when I find them.  Thanks!


Cheyenne Allen 
05/21

Where do you live now? Flathead Lake Mt.

How many years were you in the desert? 30

Are you willing to help with pictures? said yes already

Are you willing to help with stories? yep that too

Comments:
This an announcement that my son Cheyenne Nathan Allen has passed away. I am wanting to just make an announcement to his biological Mother MERCEDES PATOW of Mercedes Lewis????????? She has not had any contact with him since 1989. People can go to The Daily Interlake of Kalispell Mt. and his Obituary is archived there.
Thanks, Shalom
Cheyenne



Ray Atkinson Email
04/08

Where do you live now? New York

How many years were you in the desert? 20

Are you willing to help with pictures? wish I could

Are you willing to help with stories? Will try and bring back some memorable experiences

Comments:
Graduated Burroughs in 1958. Father was lab tech at Drummond hospital. Mother was RN at same location. Lived at 424 Florence.
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